What can I do? Protecting your child from sexual abuse
Are you worried that your child may have been sexually abused? Are you working with a family where you suspect a child may have been sexually abused?
Our booklet helps parents recognise what is happening and to report their concerns.
We understand how distressing this situation can be for parents, but also recognise the importance of reporting concerns and protecting children as soon as possible.
This leaflet contains some sexually explicit information which parents or carers may feel is unsuitable for children to read.
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Out alone guide
Sexual abuse: a public health challenge
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